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here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the elecifation story from the beginng othe 20th ctury. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in thr home. so he made sure to take on the special interests that were controlling electric
an offensive to seize an eastern city. at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bus exploded near syria's border with turkey. speaking at a public event in new york, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon continued to warn syria is being torn apart. >> fighting and citrine rages are on the rise. the catalog of world crimes is mounting, sexual violence is widespread the destruction of systematic. syria is being torn apart limb by limb. >> admits the unrelenting violence, both the al-assad regime and the opposition are opening the window to potential up associations. responding to a rival offer for talks and the opposition- controlled north, the assad regime said monday it's willing to meet anywhere abroad. in an interview, assange, a member said he would sit down with opposition leader al- khativ "in any foreign city to discuss the preparations for national dialogue." clashes erupted in egypt monday on the second anniversary the overthrow of longtime dictator hosni mubarak. police fired teargas and water cannons at groups of demonstrators after thousands marched to the gates of th
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